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Things to do in Byblos

There is no doubt about the fact that the tourism industry plays an important role for the economy of any country. This remains true for Lebanon as well, as it is one of the major sources through which the country generates its revenue. Within this touristy nation, Byblos is a modernized town that is also considered to be one of the most ancient inhabited cities of the world.

Byblos Lebanon

There are a number of interesting things to do in Byblos, from exploring the ruins on which this has been city built, to watching the sunset over the beach. Three is a major area of the city that has been built on layers and layers of ruins belonging to the Stone Age and the Ottoman days. Exploring the culture is one of the other things to do in Byblos, as the culture of the place depicts the perfect amalgam of tradition and sophistication, which is a rare combination. One of the best things to do in Byblos, if you visit the place during July to August is to attend the “Byblos International Festival”. Here, you may get a chance to listen to the local as well as international artists. This festival is a celebration of the unique and ancient culture of Byblos. This city serves as home to some of the most historic and religious sites such as the Church of Saint John the Baptist, Crusader Castle built in the 12th century, and various Phoenician Temples, such as the Temple of the Obelisks.


Places to visit in Byblos


One of the first places to visit in Byblos, when you come to this city is “the old harbor”. There is rocky headland that provides shelter to this harbor from the sea. Near the harbor are the remains of an ancient city where the St. Jean-Marc Cathedral, the old market area and the Crusader Castle are still standing to this day. You can also find a number of other places to visit in Byblos, as it can be marked as the birthplace of a civilization that was responsible for populating Lebanon. These sites include the Tower Temple as well as the NE Gate of the ancient city. The Byblos Wax Museum, Byblos Fossil Museum and Edde Sands Hotel and Wellness Resort make up the list of many other things to do in Byblos. Byblos’ past gives you a chance to explore a blend of cultures and religions. Here, you can find castles, churches as well as mosques, such as the Sultan Abdul Majid Mosque, located in close proximity. The things to do in Byblos also include spending days relaxing on the sandy beaches, eating at the numerous open air cafes and signing up for yacht cruises that leave the harbor periodically. So this destination truly has a lot to offer from history to recreation and is a must visit when you are in Lebanon.

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Our Lady of akoura ( Saydet el Habes )

Our Lady of akoura ( Saydet el Habes )

Our Lady of Akoura (Saydet el Habes) is a stunning place. It is a memorial built to pay homage to one of the most famous religions personalities in all of Lebanon. Part of the Maronite movement, the lady was revered in the country and that is one of the reasons she continues to have a huge resting place. The shrine and memorial are designed with stone prevalent in construction of that era; it offers sneak peeks into history and is designed to cater to the needs of the general public.

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El Laqlouq lakes view

El Laqlouq lakes view

Our Lady of Akoura (Saydet el Habes) is a stunning place. It is a memorial built to pay homage to one of the most famous religions personalities in all of Lebanon. Part of the Maronite movement, the lady was revered in the country and that is one of the reasons she continues to have a huge resting place. The shrine and memorial are designed with stone prevalent in construction of that era; it offers sneak peeks into history and is designed to cater to the needs of the general public.

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Paradise river of Qartaba (jannet qartaba )

Paradise river of Qartaba  (jannet qartaba )

A mesmerizing location which is set in the backdrop of some stunning localities, the Paradise river of Qartaba (Jannet Qartaba) is a stunning river. The water is clean enough to show the pebbles lying at the river bed. The river runs through mountains and has high peaks on either side. The avenues of land on either side are largely made up of a pebble which keeps the water clean and easy to use. The waves in the river can get rough sometimes. Tourists should enjoy boating, swimming and simple sightseeing in the river.

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Afqa cave and waterfall

Afqa cave and waterfall

Part of Lebanon is known are the Afqa cave and waterfall. The Afqa area is a valley type village which is located in a mountainous region with lush green terrain covering the mountains. The area is famous for its waterfall and its caves. The water fall is naturally made and it offers a gush of fresh water flowing over tricky water fall terrain. The caves on the other hand are mysterious as to when they were created but they offer an intriguing look inside the mountainous region for tourists.